College Football Week 13 Picks And Top 25 Match-ups
College football rivalry weekend is filled with huge match-ups, and none bigger than Ohio State at Michigan. Both teams are 10-1 and ranked top 5 in the College Football Playoff rankings. So much on the line and I provide a betting breakdown and College Football Week 13 picks in my coverage at Offshore Gaming Association and added coverage of Ohio State at Michigan in Forbes.
College Football Playoff Rankings
The fourth College Football Playoff (CFB) rankings came out Nov. 23, and those rankings differ from the AP Top 25, where Georgia has been the unanimous top-ranked team for five straight weeks.
The power conference championship games are Dec. 4-5.
Here are the full #CFBPlayoff selection committee rankings for games played through November 20 and as we head into rivalry week
Where does your team rank?
— College Football Playoff (@CFBPlayoff) November 24, 2021
Emotion and situations come into play more than ever in rivalry games. Stats still clearly matter, and teams with stronger, balanced offenses have a greater chance to success when facing better competition. Michigan has maintained its position as a ‘200 club’ offense that both runs and passes for at least 200 yards. But Oklahoma State has moved into that status in recent weeks along with Ohio State, who boasts the nation’s highest scoring offenses (47.2 PPG) while averaging a nation-best 560 yards per game and 7.9 yards per play.
I leaned Ohio State’s way last week in our Week 12 picks as the Buckeyes mauled Michigan State, 56-7. But this week we go contrary and against all the trends, odds and huge public support of Ohio State. It’s Michigan’s time to turn the tables as we win with the Wolverines. I bet Michigan +8.5 earlier this week at Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill and added some moneyline on Michigan as the pumpkin pie post Thanksgiving.
College Football Week 13 Picks of AP Top 25 Match-ups
Saturday, Nov. 27
No. 2 Ohio State at No. 6 Michigan / 12:00 p.m. ET / FOX
No. 10 Oklahoma at No. 7 Oklahoma State / 7:30 p.m. ET / ABC
Ohio State at Michigan
Line: Ohio State -8 and Total 64.5 at FanDuel
Pick: Michigan plus the points and moneyline
Oklahoma State at Oklahoma State
Line: Oklahoma State -4 and Total 49.5 Caesars
Pick: Oklahoma State
Read full analysis of the games at osga.com and more at Forbes, where I am a selected sports betting contributor.